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At The Fringes Of Science

1st Edition

By Michael W Friedlander

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Scientific discoveries are constantly in the news. Almost daily we hear about new and important breakthroughs. But sometimes it turns out that what was trumpeted as scientific truth is later discredited, or controversy may long swirl about some dramatic claim.What is a nonscientist to believe? Many books debunk pseudoscience, and some others presen

Table of Contents

Preface -- 1 Science and Its Imitators -- 2 Oldies but Goodies -- 3 Hesitant Revolutions-Successful and Failed -- 4 Science and Its Practice -- 5 The Machinery of Science -- 6 Respectable Maverick Ideas -- 7 Walking on Water or Skating on Thin Ice -- 8 Tabloid Science -- 9 Pscience -- 10 Fraud: Yes, No, and Maybe -- 11 Political Pseudoscience -- 12 Taking Stock -- 13 Responding to Fringe Science -- Epilogue

About the Author

Michael W. Friedlander is professor of physics at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of The Conduct of Science, Astronomy, From Stonehenge to Quasars, and Cosmic Rays, a selection of the Astronomy Book Club.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General